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Commer Walk Thru/Wadham  CIU PAN 4E LFB
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No: 20694   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1979   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Commer Walk Thru/Wadham CIU PAN 4E LFB

A 1967 Commer KC40 chassis at Eade Rd incident London N15 1979, shortly to be replaced by a Ford D0810/Hawson. The walk thru van, which had no bulk head between cab and body (hence the name) was popular with a number of brigades. Oxfordfordshire had rescue tenders, and Rutland a foam carrier in burgundy/maroon colour scheme. LionCar even made a model see picture #80 on transport models website. Fit out on PAN 4E was by Wadham Stringer, who bodied a number of special appliances in the era. This appliance was originally a control unit (CU) before conversion in 1975 to Chemical Incident Unit (CIU). There three similar appliances in PAN series
Picture added on 22 November 2009 at 12:33
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Of the 3 PAN series appliances (all originally control units) I believe PAN6E still exists as a camper van. Can anyone confirm this, and can anyone tell me if PAN4E (pictured) or PAN5E still exist?

Added by Bill Edwards on 06 December 2010.
My father used to own pan6e during the 80's and did the rounds at the rally fields for most of my childhood. I believe in the early 90's it was sold to another member of the fire service preservation group called Vincent fox? It got the refurbishment it deserved but I believe was then sold on. I would love to find this vehicle - dvla show it now as unlicensed

Added by James pedley on 30 July 2013.
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